Old Sloop Presents
a performing arts series at the First Congregational Church of Rockport, Massachusetts
The Old Sloop has returned to live performance with an expanded mission and a new name! Our host church presents occasional concerts in the sanctuary, usually featuring classical music or jazz. We have long wanted to broaden the coffeehouse offerings to include music other than folk. The church’s programming has been hampered by the lack of a means to sell tickets or promote events, things the coffeehouse already does. We have joined the two programs to solve several problems and exploit new opportunities. The combined entity has the new name Old Sloop Presents.
COVID-19 precautions: The Rockport Board of Health has rescinded the last of its COVID advisories, and the Old Sloop has relaxed its precautions. Masks are recommended but not required, and vaccination or negative test is no longer required. Performances will include an intermission, and limited homemade desserts and drinks will be available. However, performances will continue to be in the sanctuary, which is much larger than Fellowship Hall and provides space for attendees to distance. And, importantly, if you have a ticket and don’t feel well or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19, PLEASE DON’T COME! We will gladly refund your ticket purchase. Click here to see of all of our COVID-19 protocols.
Fri. May 20 – Martyn Joseph with opener Antje Duvekot
Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.
Sat. June 11 – Antje Duvekot with openers Ash and Eric
Antje Duvekot has won some of the top songwriting awards, including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville (TX) “Best New Folk Award” and, in one of the nation’s top music markets, the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act”, three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world. Ash and Eric – formerly The Promise is Hope – write songs that reflect the hope and pain we all experience in life.